Every year, La Dogana hosts Yoga retreats on it’s beautiful 100 acre olive grove estate or in Montemelino sister venue overlooking the vineyard. Mixing yoga and Italian activities gives guests a unique experience they will not forget. Just picture yourself starting your morning in downward dog in the rolling hills of Italy on a beautiful Italian morning.
After breakfast, a day of adventure awaits with a city tour where you can shop, eat, and explore your way around an old city. Or maybe go horseback or bike riding in the Tuscan hills. After returning to La Dogana and relaxing by the pool, a homemade Italian dinner awaits. Come and see what else La Dogana can offer you on this amazing retreat.
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Where are you staying
Our Two Retreats Centers
La Dogana has partnered with our next door neighbours, Montemelino Vineyards to allow more guests to experience the beauty of this unique region of Italy.
In each venue you will have your own bedroom in a sharing apartment, if you bring two friends you all get a surprise!
With La Dogana and Montemelino being a stones throw away from one another and working in the same industries, a partnership was inevitable. With so much in common both locations bring you the same value and amenities to enjoy on your Italian getaway.
A family estate of the de Ferrari’s for generations, La Dogana’s 100 acre estate and olive grove is actually a national landmark in Italy and a popular wedding venue together with being an agricolture farm producing organic olive oil. With two villas containing over a dozen apartments, La Dogana has the capacity to room over 60 guests. La Dogana’s apartments each contain their own working kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and a stunning view of the lake and hills of Italy everywhere you look.
A 30 meter pool atop La Dogana overlooks the Trasimeno lake and the Tuscan hills to help you cool off and relax. Our restaurant, Antica Dogana will be preparing delicious meals for you every morning and night. Our beautiful yoga studio can fit 20 guests comfortably with yet again a gorgeous view. There is also a free washing machine on site, bbq area and much more!
Montemelino has been a vineyard and olive grove for generations in the Caterelli family. Montemelino is owned and operated by Sabina and Pier Caterelli who decided to leave the city life to fully focus on their family’s tradition of producing organic wines and olive oil. Montemelino has two tuscan style villas containing 7 apartments which can hold a maximum of 20 guests. The yoga studio can hold 15 guests comfortably and has a striking view over the vineyard. There is also a free washing machine on site.
Just like La Dogana, each apartment comes with its own working kitchen, bathrooms & showers, bedrooms, and some have a terrace. A salt water pool also overlooks the vineyard with stunning views of the rolling hills and lake Trasimeno, portraying the classic Italian charm. Breakfasts and dinners will be served by the Montemelino staff with their amazing home-made Italian cuisine that will make you feel like you have an Italian mother feeding you for the week.
Who will host you
Lucia & John
John has been working at La Dogana for five years helping with our marketing, guided tours, and yoga retreats. Before John was at La Dogana, he had already lived in Italy for two years. John went to college at John Cabot University in Rome for his entire junior year. While in Rome, John met Lucia (owner of La Dogana) in a marketing class and they have been friends ever since!
After returning to Boston to finish his business degree, John got a job as a tour guide in Florence where he toured around European countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Prague, and many more. John has always had a passion for traveling and loves sharing the experiences with the people he meets along his travels, he had created this all inclusive package blending his and Lucia’s experiences and passions.Read more about us
Payment & Policy
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- A 30% non refundable down payment to book your spot! You may pay with your PayPal account or just with a credit card.
- The final payment is due one month from the retreat check-in.
In case you cancel the retreat within one month from the check-in date we offer to postpone your down payment to a future retreat within one year from the cancellation day. This option is available for the deposit only, not for the final payment.
We advice to book a travel insurance that can refund you in case you had to cancel your attendance.
Airfare is not included as well as any other extra transfer excluded from the ones in the package.
We recommend bringing additional money for shopping, additional experiences if desired, and any lunches or dinners you want to enjoy off the Estate or outside of the retreat.
Your words, my inspiration!
We had a wonderful time at La Dogana during a week long yoga retreat in May. The yoga was excellent. Location is beautiful, the accommodations comfortable and the views of the lake and hills outstanding. Forays to local medieval towns were fun adventures. Lucia is a fabulous host, welcoming and attentive to every detail.
Absolutely gorgeous!! Stayed for a yoga retreat and was blown away by the rooms, the grounds, the town tours, the staff, all the activities and our amazing hosts Lucia and John who were so wonderful and attentive. I definitely want to come back every year!
HIGHL RECOMMENDED: We recently visited and stayed at the Montemelino property. It was originally a yoga reatreat that was cancelled, but John and Lucia worked so hard to help us plan the perfect trip for my friend and I. They set up w LOVELY schedule of events just for us and checked in on use every step of the way. The tours/activities they picked were definitely what we needed and we LOVED every step of the journey. The apartments are very traditional and lovely, the views are AMAZING, they have a clean and beautiful pool and lots of things to do 🙂 We will be back and hope to bring more people
I recently returned from a fabulous, relaxing yoga retreat at La Dogana! The countryside there is uncommonly beautiful. Lucia, the owner, is a very, very lovely person and can’t do enough for you. Really, everything about the place is very lovely – the apartments, the grounds, the yoga room. Everything! The food was consistently YUMMY! I really enjoyed swimming in the 25 meter pool (82 feet) and lazing around on the lounge chairs. The excursions and activities were great fun, including several wine tastings and a pizza making class. A yoga retreat at La Dogana is a wonderful, relaxing vacation and I cannot recommend it enough.
Dates & Teachers
16th – 22nd April 2023 | Dogana | with Anne Curtis – Fully booked!
30th April – 6th May 2023 | Dogana | with Amanda Baker
7th – 13th May 2023 | Dogana | with Cassandra Torres
4th – 10th June 2023 | Montemelino | with Estelle Thomson & Trista Bloom
11th – 17th June | Montemelino | with Melissa & Allie
18th – 24th June 2023 | Montemelino | with Julia Jonson – Fully booked!
25th June – 1st July 2023 | Montemelino | with Christy Lin
17th – 23rd September 2023 | Dogana | with Emily of True Moon Yoga
24th – 30th September 2023 | Dogana | with Lauren Ferrante
1st – 7th October 2023 | Dogana | with Lauren Ferrante
1st – 7th October 2023 | Montemelino | with Lauren Fuller
8th – 14th October 2023 | Montemelino | with Nick & Anne
8th – 14th October 2023 | Dogana | with Celeste Cosmano
15th – 21st October 2023 | Dogana | with The Laurens
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Send the deposit
After your confirmation we send you by email the link to pay your 30% deposit, once it is payed your spot is officially booked!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HOST YOUR OWN RETREAT?
If you are a yoga teacher or in general you would like to host a retreat in our venues contact us. We can design the retreat based on your desires and your group needs.
Teacher and her/his + one has its own private apartment and the whole package included.
We look forward to hear your ideas and design together an amazing retreat!
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